This Month - November
The best way to describe Livewire Wines is that they make damn good wine.
Owner and winemaker Anthony Brain probably sums it up best:
“I just want to make good interesting booze”.
Anthony Brain started working life as a chef, but in the late 1990s ‘took a slight bend into the wine industry’. He started gathering experience in the Yarra Valley, and simultaneously started oenology studies at CSU. Margaret River followed, as did time in SA before a return to the Yarra, working at De Bortoli from 2003 to ’07 (undertaking vintages in the Hunter, King and Yarra valleys). Five vintages as winemaker at Bellarine Estate plus a few years at Banks Road followed, giving him ‘a platform and understanding of the Geelong region and the opportunity to learn more about sites, viticulture and winemaking decisions’. It hasn’t prevented him from foraging far and wide.
One of their most recognisable drops is The Blood of Hipsters, a Shiraz which, as Brain so accurately describes it, is “just a very drinkable wine”. Other varieties include a savoury style sauvignon blanc and a lovely Grassy Point Chardonnay. In total, around 70 per cent of the wine production is Geelong based.
Tapas & Tastings
Thursday 16th November
You can try a range of Anthony's wines at our Tapas & Tastings event. With Gavin from GL Wines guiding you through their range complimented by our delicious Tapas - what else could you ask for.
Members $30 / Non-Member's $35
Melbourne Cup Long Weekend
We will be open:-
Thursday, Friday, Saturday from 4pm
Sunday AND Monday from 2pm
with music on Sunday from 3.30pm
Spring Carnival Madness
Can't get to the races? All dressed up but no-where to go? Grab your friends and your fascinator, book your table at the Covenant - mention Spring Carnival Madness when you book and get your first bottle of Prosecco for only $30!!!! We will also be doing some special Spring Cocktails & Boards.
Want to watch the races at home? Ask about our range platters to take home and did you know you can take our delicious wines home too.
Sangria & Spritz Sunday's are back!
We are excited for the warmer weather and with it the return of our Sangria & Spritz Sunday's. We have been trying out some new spritz recipes that we are excited to share with you (it's a hard job but someone has to do it!)
Keep an eye on our socials to see which talented artists will be performing each Sunday from 3.30pm
5th Nov - Wayne Heard
12th Nov - Jon Willard
19th Nov - Etta Lane
26th Nov - Kim Cooper Studio of Voice presents...
Christmas is coming!
With Christmas just around the corner, we have started to take bookings for Christmas Functions, as well as Christmas Hampers & Platters.
Book your table with our lovely team or for larger Christmas functions The Covenant is available for private hire (any day of the week).